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Free, full-length documentary spotlights Mississippi gay couple for marriage equality

New documentary tells the story of Mississippi gay couple to promote marriage equality and LGBT visibility in South

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Report shows harassment and mistreatment of trans and gender non-conforming students in NY public schools

A new report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union entitled "Dignity for All? Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students" in New York State reveals that transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York public schools continue to face repeated discrimination and harassment from school officials and other students, despite legislation specifically in place to prevent them.

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Meet 6 South Carolinians accelerating acceptance for LGBT people

GLAAD was in South Carolina June 15-16, for the Southern Stories Summer Tour. From some of the people we met on the tour, GLAAD is proud to introduce you to six people who are accelerating acceptance in the Palmetto State.

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California law ensuring respect for gender identity on death certificates takes effect in July

In July, a California law that will allow transgender people to have their gender identity listed on their death cert

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Transgender teen Mercedes Williamson murdered in Mississippi

Earlier this month, George County police in Mississippi found the body of 17-year-old transgender woman Mercedes Williamson, who was reportedly murdered on May 30th, 2015.

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NYC: Join the Audre Lorde Project at the 11th annual Trans Day of Action this Friday

TDOA is a march and rally designed to bring together trans and gender non-conforming people of color and allies to rise up in solidarity and strength against violence and discrimination while honoring and continuing the struggle for justice, liberation, and recognition for all oppressed people worldwide.

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YouTuber Raymond Braun shares reflection on #SouthernStories Summer Tour

YouTube star Raymond Braun joined GLAAD for the inaugural Southern Stories Summer Tour. He was at all the stops, talking to people and sharing his experience of traveling through the US South. Now Raymond has come out with a video of his experience as a part of the tour.

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You're Invited: Everyone Is Gay and Autostraddle celebrate NYC pride in style

On Saturday, June 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Everyone Is Gay and Autostraddle will host an all-ages pride party!

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WATCH: Ross Murray's #SouthernStories sermon in Jackson, MS

GLAAD joined St. Alexis Episcopal Church on Sunday morning as a part of the GLAAD Southern Stories Summer Tour. In addition to bringing a greeting to the congregation, GLAAD's Director of Programs, Ross Murray, delivered the sermon to the congregation.

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iHeartMedia debuts 96.7 pride radio in the Twin Cities

Last week, iHeartMedia launched 96.7 Pride Radio, the first FM radio station in the U.S. devoted to the LGBT community and its allies.

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